Local historians were recognised for their tireless efforts and contribution in restoring the history of the Milton-Ulladulla region.
The Milton Ulladulla Family History Society rewarded various historians with life membership and certificates of appreciation at the group’s room in the Ulladulla Civic Centre on Wednesday, November 7.
South Coast MP and history society patron Shelley Hancock was invited to present the awards before members joined celebrated with afternoon tea.
President John Sparks praised their volunteers because the society would not operate without them.
Freshly-minted life member Margaret Hope spoke to the group of some memorable achievements including contributing 600 bonnets to the Roses of the Heart collection, making headlines in That’s Life magazine and the community group that has fostered friendships that last a lifetime.
Mrs Hancock praised the group for preserving and uncovering local history. She recalled how phenomenal it was for students she taught to learn of local history and pioneers of the region.
“It’s people like you who teach about heritage and history,” she said.
Meg Hammond, Margaret Hope and Val Williams were presented life membership. Each had spent time on the committee and had been active in various roles from 2004, 2005 and 1993 respectively.
Mrs Hammond said she was “very humble” to receive the honour.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to Marilyn Boyd, Julie Gullan, Leslie Harrison, Elaine Holloway, Pam Johnson, Lynette Johnson, Lorelle Lee, Michael McMahon, Margaret Magnusson, Christine Moss, Gayle Stewart, Cheryl Stokes and David Weaver.